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NEW! Teaching Reading for Multilingual Learners of English Workshop

Unleash the reading potential of your multilingual learners of English and accelerate their learning!

In our new workshop, you'll discover strategies to leverage your learners' existing knowledge across languages, foster multilingual practices, navigate the science of reading, and enhance oral language skills. Additionally, you'll learn how to build practical classroom routines that ensure meaningful engagement with texts, boosting comprehension and overall reading ability.

Watch your students' confidence grow as their reading and oracy skills improve. They’ll take pride in their home languages and see them as assets in their learning journey. Your classroom will become a space where every learner feels valued and empowered. 

This online workshop takes place 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. ET from 19-23 August 2024 and will cover the following topics:

Day 1: Celebrating Multiliteracies
Day 2: Science of Reading and Multilingual Learners  
Day 3: Oral Language as Foundation for Literacy 
Day 4: Scaffolding Comprehension 
Day 5: Classroom Routines for Participation

All sessions will be recorded and available on the TESOL Canvas platform for participants for a month following the workshop.

Once you complete the workshop, you'll receive a digital badge you can share online! An electronic certificate of completion can be provided upon request. 


Type Rate
TESOL Member US$120
Global Member US$60
Nonmember US$150

This workshop is for English language teachers in K-12 and English language teacher educators.

After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Enhance reading skills by leveraging existing knowledge and skills across languages. 
  • Foster multilingualism and oral language proficiency. 
  • Build classroom routines for meaningful engagement with texts. 

Questions? Contact us.

About the Instructor

Hetal Ascher is currently a professional learning specialist at WIDA. She has over ten years of experience serving multilingual learners in various capacities including as an English language teacher, program coordinator, and independent consultant. She is an active volunteer with TESOL International Association and is currently serving on the leadership team of the Reading and Vocabulary Interest Section and the Professional Development Professional Council. She has a master's degree in ESL education and a bachelor's degree in ESL K-12 education and is pursuing a doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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